JUST THE FACTS MA'AM

“Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but not his own facts.”

— Daniel Patrick Moynihan
American politician, sociologist, and diplomat

“Fake it ‘til you make it” doesn’t apply to the truth. As 2nd U.S. President John Adams admonished, “facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”  
Making up facts to suit opinions is unethical and dishonest. Even so, in recent years the world has witnessed a dramatic assault on the truth fueled by political propaganda machines aimed at pressing their agendas. We have seen this before, as with the demonization of the Jewish people by Adolph Hitler. 

In society and in politics, the world of “objective facts” are often difficult to establish. We are subjective creatures with subjective interests. Even so, the modern world and modern science exist because we accept facts as they are. In the sciences and in society we utilize the facts as they are in building a bulwark of planning and progress. Give into anyone’s “Big Lie” degrades progress. To the extent a Big Lie takes hold we are all threatened.

The goal of this blog is to list selected objective facts about events in a framework that is accurate and leaves the reader a larger importance. Think what you will, but these citations are accurate, and the exact citations sources are supplied upon request. Each of these entries may be frequently updated to add new facts with added exact citations, again available on request.

I don’t claim to know what import to attribute to many of the facts to be listed here. I do know that we have been victimized by false truths built upon incorrect information and outright lies.